Pine Cone Cheese Ball

If this isn’t the cutest little cheese ball I ever saw, I just don’t know what is. The toasted almonds add a nicely, earthy flavor to the rich cream cheese.

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Pine Cone Cheese Ball
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup Greek yogurt (I use Greek Gods)
5 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 Tbsp green onion, chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
⅛ tsp pepper
1¼ cup whole almonds, toasted
Fresh rosemary for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until nice and toasty. Let cool.
  3. Combine cream cheese and yogurt.
  4. Stir in the cooked bacon, green onion, rosemary, and pepper.
  5. Cover and chill overnight.
  6. Shape the cheese balls into two small pine cones on serving plate.
  7. Start at the narrow end and place almonds into the cheese at a slight angle, working your way down the pine cone.
  8. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve with assorted crackers.

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Read more about A Mistletoe and Holly Affair here.

Photography by Beatbox Portraits.

Stay cheesy,

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